Wow, it’s been a month since I last did one of these. It’s nice Nintendo is being a tad more regular with their VC releases. However, today is an exception (despite the release of La-Mulana). So, without further adieu…
105. Gargoyle’s Quest II (NES, Capcom)
Brief Synopsis – A prequel to the Game Boy Gargoyle’s Quest is quite similar to its predecessor. It combines role-playing aspects with an action/platformer, although this one does away with random encounters. It’s a little more refined, too. Firebrand has had his original adventure released on the 3DS VC, so it would make sense for this to appear!
Why is it Missing? – Capcom has been one of Nintendo’s better overall VC supporters. However, there’s a wealth of NES gaming goodness we’ve yet to see from the company, who primarily focused on Mega Man for their content for the console. It’s a little surprising considering how amazing their early input was, but sometimes that’s just how it goes. Hopefully with the Wii U Capcom will step up their output for their NES backlist.
Other (Legal) Options – The NES alone has been graced with this game in America. A slightly enhanced (as in more levels) Game Boy port was made and released in Japan that was scheduled to come out in America, but that never materialized.